Gainesville, FL (October 25th, 2017) -- The UF chapter of PRSSA welcomed David Meslar, the manager of collegiate marketing at Under Armour based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Meslar provided students with real life insight on sports marketing, networking in the professional field and maintaining a good work ethic.


After graduating from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2008, Meslar moved to Colorado where he became a ski instructor. He then moved back to the East Coast after receiving a contracted marketing role and, later, a sales role at Coca Cola.

“Learn your pitch and be told no a million times and then after that, transition that into the next role that you really want,” Meslar advised.  

After Melsar joined Kobe Bryant and a small startup group working with Body Armor Sports Drink, he received his current position as the manager of collegiate marketing at Under Armour.

Some of his talking points included real life preparation, choosing the right job and failing before receiving the perfect position.

“Maximize that opportunity, now you have that chance that you’ve gotten this role, you really just have to absolutely kill it,” Meslar said. “Get in there every single day, love what you’re doing and make sure that you’re doing everything possible to set yourself apart from the rest of the group.”

Written by: Parul Sanjiv, Senior Telecommunications major